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Time Stopped When Martin Luther King Jr. Was Slain. But The Lorraine At Last Moved Ahead.
The thriving black-owned Memphis motel where King was assassinated initially couldn't recover from that 1968 tragedy. Today it is a civil rights museum.
Man Who Arrested MLK's Killer Thinks Racial Tensions Have Worsened Since Then
HuffPost was in Memphis, for our “Listen To America” bus tour. We spoke to former Sheriff Bill Morris, who arrested Martin Luther King’s assassin in 1968. He told us that there is "more stress" between law enforcement and the African-American community today than there was the 1960s.
Break In At National Civil Rights Museum Less Than One Month After Reopening
Officers reportedly found Dexter Anderson asleep on the bed inside room 308. The 33-year-old broke into a portion of the
Then-And-Now Photos Will Completely Change How You See These Iconic Black History Locations
Civil rights leader Andrew Young (L) and others on balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., pointing in direction of
CULTURE & ARTS
The Big Reveal
San Francisco-based arts critic
Some people may be horrified by my attitude toward spoiler alerts, but the Internet has changed the nature of arts criticism. If an important plot device can't be discussed in print, it means that the playwright and producer lack sufficient faith in their material to trust their audience.
Interview: Playwright Katori Hall Reaches for King's Mountaintop
Writer/Call-in Radio Talk Host/News Anchor
Playwright Katori Hall's new play
pays tribute to Dr. King's last public appearance at Mason Temple in Memphis where he delivered his historic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.
Visiting the Memphis Kings: Elvis and Dr. Martin Luther King
Has traveled to 130 countries and written about them all
When leaving the Museum, pause in the foyer at the 14-foot high 21-foot wide sculpture created by Texas artist Michael Pavloskyentitled
Rock Road Trips: Memphis
blues preacher | content junkie | doughnut lover
Teenager John Fry built a recording studio in his parents' garage. He liked recording so much, he decided to ditch school
McCain Booed At Martin Luther King Speech: Watch The Video
(The image of a black man holding an umbrella over McCain's head while he gave the speech didn't exactly complement the moment
When Jail is the Price of Freedom: A Reality Check, Courtesy of MLK
Stacy Parker Le Melle
So many activists and everyday people before me swallowed their fears and walked facefirst into the fire. 40 years later, I sit here reaping the benefits. I live a life of freedom, mobility and peace. The progress is so utterly palpable.
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Dr. King in Memoriam
Since Dr. King's assassination in 1968 more Americans have resolved themselves to helping fulfill Dr. King's dream, while fewer can come to consensus on what that dream represents.
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